locust bean gum

Expert in Locust Bean Gum

  • Texture enhancer
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  • Large array of applications

Our Swiss-based factory is a world-leading expert in the production of Locust Bean Gum (LBG), which is used for its thickening and stabilizing properties. We manufacture a range of high-quality LBG for a large array of applications.


Locust bean (carob) trees (Ceratonia siliqua L.) grow wild in the Mediterranean region. The trees have ecological benefits; they aid soil and water conservation efforts.

Once picked, the carob pods are separated from the seeds, which are then transformed to Locust Bean Gum, using purely physical and natural processes: removal of the hull, separation of the germ from the endosperm, milling, sifting, and standardization. Locust bean gum is composed of galactomannan polysaccharides.

In ancient Egyptian times, locust bean gum (sometimes known as “the Egyptian fig”) was actually a key body mummification ingredient.1 Today, LBG is widely used by the food industry for its outstanding texturizing properties.

Used alone, its thickening properties make it a highly effective viscosity adjuster. In combination with other hydrocolloids, it also becomes an emulsion stabilizer.

For example, LBG allows the creation of jellified versions of fruit purees and enhances the texture of a multitude of applications such as ice cream, in which it can prevent crystallization. It is commonly used as a spreadability and creaminess enhancer in cheese products. LBG also brings smooth and creamy texture to dairy products and plant-based alternatives and help mouthfeel improvement to beverages.   

naltive LBG 190 FV is an extra high grade locust bean gum offering white color without speck. naltive LBG 190 FV offers the highest viscosity at lower temperature. Thus, naltive LBG 190 FV is suitable for traditional dairy applications like cream cheese or ice creams and plant-based products.

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